The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk and Lugansk national republics encouraged the Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande to demand from Kiev to abandon ignoring the Minsk agreement and return to the peace process.
The next meeting of the contact group on 12 February ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone. According to the document, Kiev must end the economic blockade of Donbass, to carry out constitutional reform, involving decentralization, and to coordinate with the DNR and LC the law on the special status of the region.
"We urge You, commissioners of the guarantor countries, not only to influence and encourage the leadership of Ukraine for execution of measures and the restoration of social benefits to the residents of Donbas, and hard-to demand that the Ukrainian side to refuse to ignore the Minsk agreement and return to the peaceful outcome of the negotiating process," reads the statement of the heads of the DPR and LNR, which publishes Donetsk news Agency.
first of nearly fifteen thousand pensioners of Donbass prepared statements in the courts because of the failure of Kiev to pay pensions. In prosesi Thursday Kyiv court of appeals upheld the decision of the trial court on the illegality of the suspension by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of all social benefits in controlled by the Ukrainian government areas of Donbass. The Minister of Finance Pavel Petrenko said that the justice Department is appealing the decision of the appellate court to the Supreme administrative court of the country.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February, came amid a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, who, having increased strength, began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have taken a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.
Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of a "silence" and report that conduct only return fire. Kiev is considering an appeal to the UN and the EU on the introduction in the Donbass peacekeepers.
on the first day of the week, the authorities of the DNI and the FSC issued a statement about the fact that offer to Kiev to make a joint working group on reform of the Constitution of Ukraine.